Personal, social, health, citizenship and economic education (PSHCE) is a carefully planned programme of learning opportunities and experiences that enable children to grow and develop as individuals and as valuable members of the community. This directly impacts upon the SMSC development of our children.
PSHCE at St. Michael’s C of E Primary provides our children with knowledge, understanding, attitudes and practical skills to live healthy, safe, productive, capable and responsible lives in Modern Britain. It also gives our children the skills to reflect on and analyse their own values and equips them to face difficult and sometimes conflicting attitudes they may face in the future.
Sex and Relationship Education (SRE)
“The objective of sex and relationship education is to help and support young people through their physical, emotional and moral development. A successful programme, firmly embedded in PSCHE, will help young people learn to respect themselves and others and move with confidence from childhood through adolescence into adulthood.” (DfEE SRE Guidance 2014)
Through a carefully organised programme of study, St. Michael’s C of E Primary will encourage development in the three main elements of SRE education:
- Attitudes and values
- Personal and social skills
- Knowledge and understanding.
Drugs Education within PSCHE
The School develops children’s understanding of drugs and their impact through carefully planned opportunities linked to science topics, class topics and as the need arises, e.g. press stories, community issues.